The four-time Grammy winner stated that her number one rule is that she believes she is 'the beauty standard.'
Lizzo is calling on her fans to practice "body neutrality" rather than commenting on how others appear. The 35-year-old "Truth Hurts" singer, who has always been vocal about beauty standards, declared boldly and proudly that her number one beauty standard rule is that living by the truth that she is "the beauty standard." Lizzo made the revelation in an April 2023 interview with The Cut, when asked what her number one rule with beauty standards is. She also elaborated on what she means by "body neutrality."
"Just because you don't look like the majority of the people in the room doesn't mean you're not beautiful. Body normativity is just not remarking on people's bodies. It's about body neutrality and normalizing the differences people have. I don't need your positivity or your negativity," Lizzo said. "I don't need your comments at all. How about that? Just keep it pushing."
"If you see somebody who is thin, mind your business. That's where I'm at. I don't need you to praise or hate on my body. I just need you to shut up, mind your business, and mind your own body," she added. When it comes to struggling with self-acceptance and comparison issues, she explained, "The first thing is admitting that it is not easy, but don't beat yourself up for not having the perfect appearance or not living up to what you see on the internet."
"And then the second thing for me is realizing that everyone is editing their pictures. Everyone is putting a filter on, like that Bold Glamour filter. I would look at girls and be like, 'Oh my God, I'll never look like that. Why can't I?' And I would get so sad. But everyone feels insecure about something."
The four-time Grammy winner has previously been open about bodies and how they are perceived. "I just finished showering and doing my little routine, and you know what I realized? I am f**king gorgeous. I am the beauty standard. Catch up, b*tch!" she said in an Instagram video shared in April. In her video caption, she added: "I'm sorry that my perfect face [and] rockin' body offends you... I can't help that I'm God's favorite."
Lizzo has been a vocal supporter of self-acceptance and self-love. She is also a critic of unrealistic beauty standards placed on women. She recently got candid about her workout in a TikTok video. After losing some weight, she disclosed to fans that she has no intention of getting thin. She talked about focusing on holistic health and how she exercises and changes her lifestyle to stay healthy and happy while not losing weight. She is concerned about her diet and supplements as she considers her body and the environment. "My body is gonna change, everyone's bodies change. That's life," Lizzo stated.